Major Course Requirements

Core Courses:

  • Microm 410 Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits, Fall)
  • Microm 402 General Microbiology Lab (3 credits, Fall & Spr)
  • Microm 496 Library Research Paper (2 credits, all qtrs.)
    Faculty mentor required for MICROM 496 Library Research Paper. Review our website to find faculty whose research interests matches yours http://depts.washington.edu/micro/. Contact faculty directly, and when a faculty member agrees, please contact Andrea Pardo for the add code. It is best to make arrangements in advance of the quarter you plan to register.

Distribution:

  • Total of 15 credits from the following distribution groups (Medical Microbiology, Virology, Diversity and Ecology, Genetics and Molecular Biology)
  • Choose one course from each of the four distribution groups
  • Two courses must contain a laboratory component

Medical Microbiology:

  • Immun 441 Immunology (4 credits, Fall)
  • Microm 442 Medical Bacteriology (3 credits, Win)
  • Microm 443 Medical Bacteriology Lab (3 credits, Fall & Win)
  • Microm 460 Medical Mycology and Parasitology Lecture (3 credits, Spr)
  • Microm 461 Medical Mycology and Parasitology Lab (2 credits, Spr)

Virology:

  • Microm 445 Medical Virology (3 credits, Spr)
  • Microm 450 Molecular Biology of Viruses (3 credits, Win)

Diversity and Ecology:

  • Microm 412 Prokaryotic Diversity (3 credits, Spr)
  • Microm 435 Microbiology of Earth and Human (Built) Systems (3 credits)

Genetics and Molecular Biology:

  • Microm 411 Bacterial Genetics. Includes lab (5 credits, Win)
  • Microm 431 Prokaryotic Recombinant DNA Techniques Lab (3 credits, Win), *

* If you choose to take Microm 431 Prokaryotic Recombinant DNA Techniques Lab (3 credits, Win) you must ALSO take either Genome 361 Fundamentals of Genetics & Genomics (3 credits) or Genome 371 Introductory Genetics (5 credits, Fall).

Additional Requirements:

Biochemistry
Bioc 405, 406 or
Bioc 440, 441, 442

Physics
Phys 114, 115 or
Phys 121, 122

Math
Math 112, 124
QSci 381
Stat 311
(One course is required)

Electives:

In addition to the distribution course requirements, students must take at least 13 credits from our list of approved electives. Approved electives include any of the courses not taken as a distribution course, plus additional courses offered by the Microbiology Department or other departments (see list of microbiology approved electives).